[Tuesday 29th August 2023 – Lagos, Nigeria]

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of 30 teams from the Uni:nnovatorsโ€™ Call to Application. We received a total of 256 applications from across the 6 selected universities in Nigeria, Kenya and Namibia – The six universities being University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Lagos (Nigeria), Riara University (Kenya), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Namibia (Namibia) and Namibia University of Science and Technology.

The selected startup ideas show great promise in creating life-changing continental impact across Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Waste Recycling, Food Security, Management of Water to mention a few.

The 30 selected teams will participate in a Design Sprint Workshop from August (2023) through September (2023) where they will work with facilitators from CoCreation Hub to strengthen their ideas after which the teams will pitch their low fidelity prototypes in an in-country Demo Day which will hold in each of the countries. Six startup teams per country will then be chosen to move to the next phase of the program.

The Uni:nnovators program is being co-funded and delivered by Cocreation Hub with Make-It-in-Africa, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Here is the full list of the shortlisted teams.